On Monday, Jan. 21, SVSU hosted the Louis O’Neal Martin Luther King Classic in the O’Neil Arena from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The basketball tournament featured 14 teams from all over Michigan.
Jennoris Jackson, the head coach for the Detroit Public Safety Academy, felt honored to play at the event during MLK Day.
“(We) love basketball and MLK; it’s truly an honor and a privilege to play at this venue on this day,” he said.
Detroit PSA played at 12:30 p.m. and fell to the Corunna Cavaliers, 68-51.
SVSU President Don Bachand was also in attendance. He spoke about the important of MLK Day.
“(I) just got back from the MLK march in Saginaw,” he said. “It was very inspirational seeing everyone of all backgrounds come to celebrate the life of such a great American hero.”
The tournament saw close games, as well as some routs of a few teams, such as Valley Lutheran and Lutheran North going into overtime. Valley Lutheran came out on top in the last minute of the game with a 63-61 victory.
There was also a rout in the first game between Bay City All Saints and Bay City John Glenn. John Glenn routed the Saints with a score of 63-33.